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Proposal to add video to this site

We think this site needs an expansion in scope to survive, as previously discussed in Is the scope of this site too narrow? How would you feel about merging with Video and Film Production ...
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Is the scope of this site too narrow?

We've had a few questions about audio processing that have felt perhaps slightly tangential to Audio Recording and Production to me, such as the topics about how to recognize notes, keys, tempo etc. ...
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Merging with Social Sound Design - Now In Progress!

Update This is now happening, please read the linked meta post on Sound Design SE. If you do not have an account on Sound Design SE, please make one now. We have an interesting opportunity to migrate ...
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Embedded audio player

Our site is related to audio, yet we have no facility for playing audio here. Coders can insert code, photographers can insert photos, but we just link to audio files. It seems that it would be easy ...
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Should our scope cover other aspects of producing a film or video project?

Recently the idea of a "Film Production" site that would cover all aspects of film production (including things like scripting, planning, casting, costuming, props, etc as well as the actual principal ...
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YouTube and SoundCloud embedding is now enabled

It is now possible to embed YouTube and SoundCloud content in posts here. Embedding Video or Audio Upload the content you want to embed to YouTube (for video/audio) or SoundCloud (audio only). When ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Linking to my own blog

In my most recent reply I linked to my own blog, as it provided a many hundred word expansion on area of the question I was answering on audio.stackexchange.com. The linked blog post was not written ...
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Are non-production video and audio questions on topic here?

We've been getting a few questions lately that are audio and video related, but aren't primarily about audio and video production. I'm talking about questions like: What should I look for in good ...
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Will video.SE be stuck in Beta forever?

The Video Production Stack Exchange site has been in Beta for many years now. Our beta stats have pretty much stagnated. And while we have an excellent visit rate, the biggest problem is that there ...
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Should we limit the scope of ffmpeg questions that we cover?

I have noticed we get an extremely high number of ffmpeg questions on this site. I'm wondering if this is the best place for them. My initial thought had been that ffmpeg works with video, so why ...
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Import/merge with socialsounddesign.com?

http://socialsounddesign.com is another audio recording and production SO-engine-driven site, and it's been around much longer. It already has a large user base and a lot of questions and answers. ...
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Are DJing questions allowed? (live mixing)

to help with ... mixing and mastering (from the faq) In general there's 2 different kinds of mixing, preparing a recorded track and mixing songs together for a live performance at a club or other ...
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How we can motivate our users to vote?

This is a question and answer site. Voting is the main feature and distinguishes this site from a forum. Voting is key to stay motivated for answering questions, because of reputation changes. I ...
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Should we allow things like "Thanks" and "Hope that Helps" inside questions and answers

I have been removing these types of things everywhere I have seen them because I think they get in the way of the primary purpose of this site: getting complete and accurate answers to questions. It ...
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Proposal to give this site more time to populate

Joel and Jeff think this site needs an expansion in scope to survive as discussed in: Is the scope of this site too narrow? They have proposed that merging it with Video and Film Production would ...
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The Audio Merge With Sound Design SE Is Now Underway

As previously announced, we're happy to now announce that the merge between Audio in AVP and Sound Design SE is now underway. A system message banner will shortly appear on the main site, alerting ...
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Instrument-specific tags?

I'm curious what people think of having tags for every instrument vs a generic instrumental tag.
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Embedded video player

Because we are dealing with Film and Video questions, I think it would be a good idea to add an embeddable video player so we can show test videos (for lenses) or asking how an effect on a video was ...
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Attracting users from smaller individual forums here?

There are a lot of smaller sub-forums about Video production, VFX etc. like VideoCopilot.net forum, The Foundry's forum, Houdini's forum etc. These forums have some pretty good and useful content, and ...
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Site promotion - list of audio-related blogs

I'm borrowing this idea from the folks over at meta.cooking.se. Let's build a list of Audio Recording and Production blogs that we can contact about this site. The goal is two-fold: hopefully the ...
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We need a tag for all the "can I re-encode my video without losing quality" questions

Every second question on VP seems to end in the phrase "… without losing quality", because losing any quality will totally kill you when you have some AVCHD 8-bit footage off a handycam that ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Who should the new moderators be?

As AVP is rapidly nearing being re-branded to specifically fit the Video community, it's time to think about the users that can lead this site and community through a renewed beta phase. It's the job ...
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Is this community suitable for non-professionals?

I am not a professional, but an amateur, mostly a user of CLI tools like FFmpeg or open source apps, like Avidemux or Shotcut. Is it OK for people like me to post questions here?
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Deepening Engagement: A Call to Arms

In the last six months or so, we've noticed some, ah, troubling trends on this site. I'm here to see if maybe we can address some of them by having all of us come together as a community to make this ...
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Do we want to participate in Winter Bash 2013 (gravatar hats)

From the e-mail I received: "Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (...
Friend Of George's user avatar
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Live audio production as well?

Reading the definition of the site, it seems very focused. I'd like to propose that we allow questions regarding live sound as well. While it doesn't have to be the focus of the site, I'd hate to ...
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Embedding/Linking to audio

Hey guys, Do you think we need a policy on links to external audio files? Obviously as we're dealing with production we're going to end up with people asking things like "Why does my mix sound flat?"/...
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What does the question in the tour have unnecessary thanks in it?

Why does the example question on the tour page have unnecessary thanks in it? Should this be removed from the example question, as it seem to me that this is discouraged?
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Are ""how-do-I-make-this-sound" questions on-topic here?

I frequently find myself wondering how a particular sound is produced. Frequently, these are synthesized or sampled sounds that I hear in some recording and enjoy, but sometimes it's a particular ...
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What does it mean when a question is greyed out?

When I visit avp.stackexchange.com I see this question regarding LiVES software in the active list. However it is greyed out as shown in this image: What does that mean?
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Questions should get more votes on this site

In my experience on this site, questions do not get enough votes, up or down. This is a problem for a beta site, as the votes and people with certain rep levels must be made for site graduation. ...
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Does the compression tag refer to dynamics processing or data reduction?

So when I was going updating the tag wikis for the tags without good descriptions, I noticed that the compression tag is used almost equally to refer to the dynamic compression of audio and to refer ...
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Please Welcome Professor FartSparkle As Your Third Moderator

I'm please to announce that I've just appointed Professor FartSparkle: .. in response to his thoughtful nomination on my post calling for one additional moderator. He joins the team with a solid ...
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Moving AVP to Video SE - Next Steps

We're pleased to announce that the Video / Audio split is nearly complete, at least as far as the disruptive phases of such endeavors tend to go. Sound is now, for the most part, moved over to Sound ...
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Request for Vimeo embedding

I am wondering if we can add Vimeo embedding on this site. Since it is an Audio Video production site, it makes sense to have embedded videos. Since Youtube embedding is supported, can we add Vimeo ...
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List of questions to be migrated to here once we get out of beta.

Although it's very rare than we can mass migrate questions, there are some relevant questions lying around on other stack exchanges... Questions that fit less on the original site and more on our ...
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Are lighting questions on topic?

I am a software developer and have had stackoverflow as a favourite since the start. I am also involvde in lighting productions (live, theater, disco, architectural, ...) and would love to have a ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

One of The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or finished) designs, and be supportive and respectful of ...
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What Tags to Choose

I was about to ask a beginner question on getting started with home recording. Can someone suggest a set of tags that may be useful to me and others? If this should have been asked on meta site, ...
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Syntax Highlighting

Is it possible to enable syntax highlighting for most popular scripting languages in this context (python, lua, javascript) and bash for a faster understanding? In addition it would be nice to ...
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Should we merge the [amp] and [amplifiers] tags and change the name to [amplifier]

I noticed that we have 2 tags for amplifier. I propose we rename the [amplifiers] tag to [amplifier] and merge in the [amp] tag. Update: I changed everything tagged [amp] to [amplifiers]. Still ...
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Am I allowed to ask a question here about 'interpolation value'?

I asked on StackExchange for where can I ask a question about interpolation value on a TV that I want to buy, and an answer pointed me to this site. My question (with all the details) is this: I ...
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Is a [video] tag necessary?

The site's scope only contains video production related topics; having a video tag seems redundant.
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Q and A style canonical questions

What is this site's stance on Q and A style posts. For example, I have seen a lot of posts regarding confusion between codecs and containers, so I want to ask a question such as "What are codecs and ...
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Should we enable gif embedding?

To explain motion related issues or adding screen recordings to answers it would be powerful to enable gif embedding. While answering this question I've noticed that this is currently not possible. ...
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Do VFX and 3D related questions belong here?

Should all things related to 3D (Compositing of 3D Elements, 3Ds Max, Vray, Blender, Modo, Maya) be asked in this stack exchange?
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Should the built-in ability to embed YouTube and Soundcloud in your question/answer be part of the faq?

So, the ability to embed audio occurred to me almost instantly. I'm sure it did for most of you too. Looking back at an early meta post, it did then as well :) Only upon reading those old posts, ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Was someone banned?

I saw this today morning: Do we know who and why? AFAIK, 250+ users have been affected. Here's a snapshot of the most affected. Related: Massive user removal in one night?
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